Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Sample Clauses for Commercial Contracts

Below are two suggested (short and long-form) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Sample Clauses for Commercial Contracts. For use of the Ejudicate arbitration clause, you will need to choose the language that best suits your needs for your agreement or agreements and their subject matter.   

As a friendly reminder, Ejudicate cannot provide legal advice, and the use of this clause should be reviewed and approved by your attorney or legal advisor.

Short Form Ejudicate Arbitration Clause

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof (including any monetary disputes or declaratory relief actions) will be settled by arbitration administered by Ejudicate, Inc. (d/b/a in accordance with Ejudicate’s then published rules, E-Judge selection procedures, discovery restrictions, document and evidentiary review, and live-hearing conditions found at The parties to this Agreement agree that hearings and live testimony are limited and will be initiated solely at the discretion of the Arbitrator and that the Arbitrator may, at his or her sole discretion, make a ruling based solely on the evidence, documents and written testimony submitted by the parties.

The Ejudicate, Inc. arbitrator’s decision is final and binding on the parties and judgment may be entered thereon. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court that has proper jurisdiction. In the event a party fails to proceed with arbitration, unsuccessfully challenges the arbitrator’s award, or fails to comply with arbitrator’s award, the other party is entitled to costs of suit including reasonable attorney fees and costs for having to compel arbitration or defend or enforce the award.


Unless otherwise stated or expressed in this Agreement, the parties agree that Ejudicate will apply California law to this dispute and its adjudication.

Long-Form Ejudicate Arbitration Clause